Out for Equity

Out for Equity

Saint Paul Public School's Out for Equity program strives to maintain a safe and welcoming school environment that fosters positive self esteem, respect for others, and academic success for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through direct programming, professional development for staff, and supports for families.

I Am Jazz
Gender Inclusion in Schools Series
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:50 AM

Saint Paul Public Schools will be partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools for a four part series on Gender Inclusion in Schools

Join us for these free events and exciting conversations on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum, Constructions of Masculinity, Gender Inclusive Facilities, and Gender Inclusive Athletics. 
Parking and snacks will be provided at each event. For more information, contact Mary Hoelscher, 651-603-4972.
Employees in Saint Paul Public Schools may register for clock hours for participating in any event in the series on PDExpress. Registration is for the entire series and clock hours will be based on participation in the individual events.
  • The Mask You Live In: Film Screening and Discussion
    Thursday, May 5th, 6 PM - 9 PM at Minneapolis South High School, 3131 S 19th Ave., Minneapolis, 55407
  • I Am Jazz: Book Reading and Discussion about LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum
    Saturday, May 7th, 11 AM - 2 PM at Davis Education Center, 1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, 55411
  • Toilet Training: Focus on Facilities
    Monday, May 9th, 5 PM to 7 PM at AGAPE School, 1037 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Making the Game: Sports and Athletics
    Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at SPPS Headquarters, 360 S. Colborne St., St. Paul, MN 55102
Grand Opening of "An Evening Out" at AGAPE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:15 PM

Everyone is invited to join us for the Grand Opening of "An Evening Out" at AGAPE on Friday, April 29th! The grand opening includes food, tours, and performances! 

Please contact Hue Lieu at hue.lieu@spps.org or 651-234-9999 if you would like to perform or have questions about the event.

What: Grand Opening of An Evening Out
Where: AGAPE School, 1037 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
Date: Friday, April 29th
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Who: Students, Families, Staff, and Community Partners of all ages!

An Evening Out is a supportive educational program for LGBTQ+ and allied high school students. The program meets most Fridays during the academic year and continues a few times each month during the summer. Please visit the Out for Equity calendar to verify the full schedule.

An Evening Out was held at Hancock Recreation Center for more than a decade. Out for Equity is grateful for our continued partnership with the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department.

Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth and Children: A Forum for Education and Discussion
Monday, February 29, 2016 4:10 PM

Join us for "Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth and Children: A Forum for Education and Discussion," an LGBTQ+ Family Conference on Saturday, April 30th. 

Sessions will range from vocabulary to advocacy, to transition to adulthood, and advocating for your child in classrooms.

If you have questions contact Mary Hoelscher at mary.hoelscher@spps.org or call 651-592-9956.

Location: Central High School
Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free (donation of $10 to $20 suggested)
Hosted by: Saint Paul Public Schools Gender and Sexual Diversity Parent Advisory Council
Meal: Provided to advanced registrants
Advanced Registeration Appreciated: Brown Paper Tickets

Advanced registration is appreciated, but not required. Please feel free to attend as little or much of this event as meets your needs.

Saint Paul Public Schools staff may register for Continuting Education Credits on PDExpress. Staff from other schools and Districts should register on Brown Paper Tickets. A certificate of completion will be available at the end of the event. (We cannot offer stipends for participation.)

Learn more about the location, childcare, volunteering, and the event schedule.

Youth Summit 2016
Youth Summit at Saint Paul College
Monday, February 29, 2016 3:55 PM

The 4th annual Youth Summit is coming up on Thursday, March 10 at St. Paul College. This event brings hundreds of LGBTQ youth and allies for a day of leadership development, networking, and the chance to speak directly with legislators about issues that matter.

Saint Paul Public Schools high school students are participating with their Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA). Contact your school's GSA Advisor for details.

The 2016 Youth Summit is organized by OutFront Minnesota and student leaders in the MN GSA Network.


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